Kathy Sahr passed away peacefully at her home on June 23, 2020 under the care of hospice of the Red River Valley. Kathleen (Kathy) Ann Lahren was born on June 25, 1949 to Wilfred and Marjorie Lahren in Bismarck, ND. She grew up in Fargo, ND and graduated from Fargo North High School in 1967. Kathy went on to marry her high school sweetheart, Ron Sahr on July 28, 1967. They lived in Denver, CO for two years and then returned to Fargo, ND in 1970 to raise their family. Kathy was a stay at home mom for her 3 children until they moved to Sabin, MN in June of 1984 to own and operate Red River Boarding Kennels up until the time of her passing. She was loved by all of her customers and treated every animal like her own. She was known to have “Santa” come for the dogs on Christmas and owners always knew that their animals were loved and well cared for.
In the earlier years, Kathy was active in Messiah Lutheran Church; teaching Sunday school, confirmation and was one of the wedding coordinators. She was active in a variety of committees; serving on the Fargo PTO for many years and the FM Bowling Board of Directors. She was an avid bowler in many leagues in Fargo-Moorhead and was inducted into the FM bowling Hall of Fame in 1999.
Kathy is survived by her husband Ron of 52 years. Her son Rob (Nicole) Sahr, daughter Tonya (Patrick) Sorenson, and daughter Abby (Ryan) Hanson. She had 8 grandchildren that she loved very much and would do anything for; Brady Sahr (Kari), Tyler Sahr, Morgan Sahr, Sam Sorenson, Isaac Sorenson, Payson Hanson, Gabe Hanson, Gavin Hanson, and a great grandbaby on the way that she was so excited to meet. Preceding Kathy in death were her parents, Bill and Marge Lahren, her brother, Tim Lahren and her mother and father in law, Carlene and Alex Sahr.
The Memorial Service will be July 16, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home at 10:30 AM with a visitation one-hour prior. Please come celebrate Kathy’s life with a reception at her daughter’s home in West Fargo, following the service. Address: 231 47th Ave W, West Fargo.
Honorary Pallbearers: Rich Lahren, Chris Lahren, Josh Lahren, Chad Lewis, Brady Sahr, Tyler Sahr and Eric Sahr.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the Hospice of the Red River Valley for their great care in Kathy’s final days. The family will be donating all memorials to Hospice.